In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(switch off)(light) apagar
1.3Military(guard) hacer entrar en acción
1.4(dress)to be well turned out — ir / estar bien vestido
- she was neatly turned out — iba / estaba muy bien arreglada
2(produce)(goods/films) sacar(films/goods) producirthe college turns out fine engineers — la escuela forma / saca excelentes ingenieros
3.1(force to leave)echarI'm afraid I'm going to have to turn you out — lo siento pero te voy a tener que echar / pedir que te vayas
- they were turned out of their homes — los echaron / sacaron de sus casas
- go and turn her out of bed — ve a sacarla de la cama
3.2(tip out)(loaf/cake) desmoldar
4.1(attend)several thousand turned out to welcome the Pope — varios miles de personas acudieron / fueron/vinieron a recibir al Papa
- they turn out in all weathers to do their duty — llueva o truene salen a cumplir con su deber
4.2informal (get up)levantarse
4.3(result, prove)everything turned out well — todo salió / resultó bien
- the photos turned out quite well — las fotos salieron / quedaron bastante bien
- as it / things turned out, nobody called — al final no llamó nadie
- our fears turned out to be groundless — nuestros temores resultaron (ser) infundados
- he turned out to have been there before — resulta que había estado allí antes
- now it turns out he was a journalist — ahora resulta que era periodista
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